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Afropop Worldwide

World Music Productions

In 1988, interest in international pop was at an all-time high and Afropop was launched by NPR as a weekly series. It was the first of its kind and, years later, the program has expanded its vision to include the music and cultures that encompass the entire African Diaspora. Now known as Afropop Worldwide (APWW), the program is still the standard for both the curious and the connoisseur.

Hosted by one of Africa's best-loved broadcast personalities, Georges Collinet, and produced by Sean Barlow for World Music Productions, Afropop Worldwide is currently distributed by PRI Public Radio International to over 100 stations in the U.S. The series is also heard in Europe and Africa .

The collection also includes live performances

Visit afropop.org for more information.

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Music 18
Popular music 17
Afropop 15
Zanzibar 10
field recording 10
Musicians 7
guitar 5
Folk music 4
Africa 3
Blacks 3
Blues (Music) 3
Ethnomusicology 3
Folklore 3
Music and globalization 3
Oral tradition 3
Rap (Music) 3
ethnomusicology 3
African music 2
Arabization 2
Blues 2
Blues musicians 2
Cuba 2
Djelimady Tounkara 2
Griots 2
Jazz 2
Malian guitar 2
Rites and ceremonies 2
Slavery 2
anthropology 2
podcast 2
reference 2
1919 Revolution 1
African American musicians 1
African Americans 1
African diaspora 1
Afroperuanische Musik 1
Aging 1
Aka (African people) 1
Alternative rock music 1
Artisans 1
Baaba Maal 1
Bambara (African people) 1
Band musicians 1
Benjamin, Sathima Bea 1
Björk 1
Black theater 1
Bluesmusiker 1
Buena Vista Social Club (Musical group) 1
Calypso musicians 1
Cape, Roy, 1942- 1
Carriacou Parang Festival 1
Central African Republic 1
Colombia 1
Colonialism 1
Congo 1
Conjunto music 1
Contemporary Ethnomusicology Madagascar 1
Dance 1
Dance music 1
Dance, Black 1
Danse noire 1
Djeneba Diakite 1
Drummers (Musicians) 1
Dub (Music) 1
Edilio Parades 1
Egyptian nationalist movement 1
Endogamy and exogamy 1
Epic poetry, Arabic 1
Ethnology 1
Experimentelle Musik 1
Fatima Viera 1
Fela, 1938-1997 1
Folk literature, Somali 1
Foreign relations 1
Funeral rites and ceremonies 1
Geschichte 1945-2000 1
Gesellschaft 1
Gitarrist 1
Groupe de Sah 1
Guitarists 1
Highlife (Music) 1
Hip hop 1
Hip-hop 1
History 1
Intergenerational relations 1
Internet 1
Islam 1
Jazz and blues 1
Jazz musicians 1
Jazz singers 1
Jews 1
John Bosco Mwenda 1
Juju music 1
Kava Unga Heti 1
Latin music 1
Laudatory poetry, African 1
Love songs 1
Madagascar 1
Madonna 1
Madou Lebon Mulowayi 1
Mali 1
Mandingo (African people) 1
Metallica 1
Metallica (Musical group) 1
Mobutu Sese Seko, 1930-1997 1
Mozambique 1
Mozambique music 1
Music and state 1
Music and technology 1
Music and transnationalism 1
Music and youth 1
Musiciens 1
Musiciens de blues 1
Musiciens noirs américains 1
Musik 1
Musikethnologie 1
Musique populaire 1
Musique traditionnelle 1
Nambu Productions 1
Nationalism 1
Negativland 1
Noirs 1
North 1
North Africa 1
Olatunji, Babatunde 1
Older Tuaregs 1
Otis, Johnny, 1921- 1
Percussion ensembles 1
Podcast 1
Popmusik 1
Populaire muziek 1
Postmodernism 1
Rai (Music) 1
Rap musicians 1
Raï (Musik) 1
Raï (musique) 1
Raï (muziek) 1
Reggae music 1
Reggaetón 1
Rhythm and blues musicians 1
Rock music 1
Rock musicians 1
Roland 303 1
Rumbanella Band 1
Salsa 1
Salsa (Music) 1
Saxophonists 1
Sephardim 1
Singapore 1
Sīrat Banī Hilāl 1
Slavery and Islam 1
Social classes 1
Social structure 1
Solorazaf 1
Somali poetry 1
Some kind of monster (Motion picture) 1
Songs, Yoruba 1
Sound 1
Sound recordings 1
Storytelling 1
Super Rail Band of Bamako 1
Suzano, Marcos 1
Techology 1
The Arabization of North Africa 1
Théâtre noir 1
Toumani Diabate 1
Transnationalisierung 1
Tsapiky 1
Tuaregs 1
Turkiya 1
Vietnam 1
Wassoulou music 1
Wolof (African people) 1
Women 1
Women jazz musicians 1
World music 1
Yayi Kanoute 1
Yoruba (African people) 1
Zani Diabate 1
afropop worldwide podcast 1
autobiography 1
bachata 1
field tape 1
heavy metal 1
marrabenta 1
music criticism 1
musicology 1
musique latino-américaine 1
percussion 1
performance 1
popular music 1
rumba 1
sampling 1
traditional music 1
wassoulou music 1
world history 1
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Afropop listeners know the signature voices of Africa's Salif Keita, Baaba Maal, Khaled, and others. Today we'll tune up our ears to some of the continent's great drumming voices--fuji and juju in Nigeria, sabar in Senegal--and to the travels of the drum to the Americas--samba in Brazil, rumba in Cuba, salsa in Puerto Rico and more. This show takes us into the polyrhythmic, multiple voices of live performances and into the homes of some of the world's greatest percussionists.
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Afropop makes the pilgrimage to visit Grammy Award winner Ali Farka Toure in his beloved hometown of Niafunke on the banks of the Niger River in northern Mali. In this sublime set, Ali plays acoustic with musical mates on the njarka (one string violin), and the gurkel (two string instrument w/metal piece for buzz) and calabash (gourd used for percussion). Ali talks about what family and his community in Niafunke mean to him.
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A burst of musical creativity happens every year for carnival. What are the stories behind the carnival hits this year? We go to the streets of Port of Spain, Port-au-Prince to hear the songs that swept carnival revelers off their feet. It's not only the beat that seduces the nation. It's clever story-telling that pokes fun at the powers that be and at human foibles.
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Salsa dura from New York, frevo from northeastern Brazil, chimurenga from Zimbabwe, Afrobeat from around the world, and more. These are styles that feature the punch and emotion that only a prominent horn section can deliver. We'll hear the Gangbe Brass Band, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra live in New York, classic Congo music from el maestro Franco, Brooklyn's own Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and others.
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Viewed through the lens of music, the Congo presents a stark contrast. From the ravages of the slaving Portuguese, to King Leopold's virtual slave state in the late 19th century, through the monumental corruption and ruthless oppression of the regime of Mobutu Sese Seko that ended in 1997, this African heartland has known a history of unrelieved brutality and sadness. And yet, its cities have produced some of the most innovative and ebullient popular music the continent has known in the past...
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Step into the classical rhythms and the history of Tango. Travel with Ned Sublette and our host Georges Collinet on a quest for the true meaning of Tango on Afropop Worldwide!
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In the latest of our ongoing vignettes series, we dig into the Afropop Worldwide archives for some choice, compelling moments from our programs profiling music scenes in Peru, Equador, Brazil and Venezuela.
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The World Sacred Music festival in Fes, Morocco fully delivers on its promise of bringing together profound, spiritual music from around the globe. In one edition of the Festival, Youssou N\'Dour debuted his Egypt project, backed by an orchestra from Cairo; whirling dervishes from Turkey and qawwali singers Meher Ali and Sheher Ali from Pakistan revealed contrasting faces of Sufi music and dance; the Orchestra of Fes showcased Andalusian and Jewish traditions and the art of Arab maqam; and Sufi...
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Urban traditional bands from the ethnic neighborhoods of sprawling Kinshasa have emerged as a surprise world music hit around the world. Overlooked and marginalized in the complex world of Congolese pop music, groups like Konono No 1 and Kisanzi Congo are reaching the world thanks to the concerted efforts of Belgian musician and producer Vincent Kenis, the man behind the Congotronics phenomenon. This urban roots music goes back to the heady days of President Mobutu's "authenticity"...
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A sobering look at what's gone and what remains in America's traumatized great city of music, New Orleans. In the latest in our Hip Deep series, we'll talk with scholars, including Helen Regis of Louisiana State University, and with members of the venerable organizations known as Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs about the past and future of the Afro-parading tradition known as the second line. We'll get a street-level report on how the Mardi Gras Indians represented at the first post-Katrina Mardi...
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This is our annual heads-up about outstanding artists touring in the U.S. for the summer season. The roster includes Congolese rumba maestros, Kekele, the idiosyncratic Lagbaja from Nigeria, Refugee All Stars, and Haitian diva Emeline Michel.
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Many fans in America first got hooked on Afropop through the landmark 1982-83 tour by Nigeria's King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: the propulsive polyrhythms of traditional drums mixed with sophisticated guitar arrangements and pedal steel. Topped by graceful choreography and the beaming presence of the "Chairman" himself. Totally intoxicating. In this program, we travel to Lagos to talk to people there who help us fill in the picture of King Sunny Ade's earlier career in the 1960s...
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Guinea\'s legendary dance band Bembeya Jazz are pillar of modern West African history. Begun in 1961 in the flush of Guinea\'s independence and Sekou Toure\'s maverick presidency, the band still plays today under the inspired leadership of guitar giant Sekou \"Bembeya\" Diabate. This program delves into Bembeya history with a focus on the band\'s 60s and 70s heyday, right up to new solo work by Sekou Diabate, due for release in 2004.
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This program vividly evokes the Arab conquest of much of North Africa between the 7th and 11th century. The story begins in the early days of Islam when Romans and Berbers held sway in the region. The initial Arab forays were relatively superficial, but lasting transformation came with the sweep of the Bani Hilal clan starting in the 10th century. Of course, we cannot know what music sounded like so long ago, but music helps evoke these dramatic times. Many modern Arabic musical pieces preserve...
Topics: Afropop, Arabization, North Africa
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Cuba Vignettes
Topic: Cuba
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The guitar is at the center of so many Afropop styles we love. And it's still going strong even in the age of hip hop. In this program we'll hear from some well known guitar heroes--Djelimady Tounkara from Mali and Jaojoby from Madagascar, and others--as well as some less well known artists such as Louis Mlanga from South Africa.
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Umm Kulthum: The Voice of Egypt Podcast for Afropop Worldwide
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This program vividly evokes the Arab conquest of much of North Africa between the 7th and 11th century. The story begins in the early days of Islam when Romans and Berbers held sway in the region. The initial Arab forays were relatively superficial, but lasting transformation came with the sweep of the Bani Hilal clan starting in the 10th century. Of course, we cannot know what music sounded like so long ago, but music helps evoke these dramatic times. Many modern Arabic musical pieces preserve...
Topic: The Arabization of North Africa
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This program vividly evokes the Arab conquest of much of North Africa between the 7th and 11th century. The story begins in the early days of Islam when Romans and Berbers held sway in the region. The initial Arab forays were relatively superficial, but lasting transformation came with the sweep of the Bani Hilal clan starting in the 10th century. Of course, we cannot know what music sounded like so long ago, but music helps evoke these dramatic times. Many modern Arabic musical pieces preserve...
Topics: Arabization, North, Africa
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Cuba Sample
Topic: Afropop
Afropop Worldwide
by Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig
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"A Vintage original"--T.p. verso
Topics: Alternative rock music, Sound recordings
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Cuba
Topic: Cuba
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Salsa dura from New York, frevo from northeastern Brazil, chimurenga from Zimbabwe, Afrobeat from around the world, and more. These are styles that feature the punch and emotion that only a prominent horn section can deliver. We'll hear the Gangbe Brass Band, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra live in New York, classic Congo music from el maestro Franco, Brooklyn's own Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and others.
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Salsa dura from New York, frevo from northeastern Brazil, chimurenga from Zimbabwe, Afrobeat from around the world, and more. These are styles that feature the punch and emotion that only a prominent horn section can deliver. We'll hear the Gangbe Brass Band, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra live in New York, classic Congo music from el maestro Franco, Brooklyn's own Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and others.
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Afropop Worldwide
by Graham, Ronnie, 1952-
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Originally published: Stern's guide to contemporary African music. London : Zwan Publications, 1988
Topics: Popular music, Folk music, African music, reference, Musicians
Afropop Worldwide
by Manuel, Peter, 1952-; Bilby, Kenneth M., 1953-; Largey, Michael D., 1959-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index
Topics: Music, Music
Afropop Worldwide
by McGowan, Chris, 1956-; Pessanha, Ricardo
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-251), discography (p. [253}-255) and index
Topic: Popular music
Afropop Worldwide
by Veal, Michael E., 1963-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-316), discography (p. 314-315), and index
Topic: Dub (Music)
Afropop Worldwide
by Oliver, Paul, 1927-
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-202) and index
Topics: Blues (Music), Blues musicians, African American musicians, Blues, Musiciens de blues, Musiciens...
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by Waterman, Christopher Alan, 1954-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-261) and index
Topics: Juju music, Yoruba (African people), Songs, Yoruba
Afropop Worldwide
by Washburne, Christopher
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-243) and index
Topics: Salsa (Music), Salsa (Music), Salsa, Gesellschaft, musique latino-américaine, Salsa (Music), Salsa...
Afropop Worldwide
by Merriam, Alan P
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Topics: ethnomusicology, anthropology
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Topics: Afropop, Zanzibar, field recording
Afropop Worldwide
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [404]-409), discography (p. [410]-415), and index
Topics: Popular music, Popular music, Musique populaire, Musique populaire, Populaire muziek
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by Tang, Patricia, 1972-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-197), discography (p. [199]-200), and index
Topics: Wolof (African people), Wolof (African people), Percussion ensembles, Music, Griots
Afropop Worldwide
by Hale, Thomas A
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-391) and index
Topics: Griots, Oral tradition, Storytelling, Laudatory poetry, African, Folklore
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Bibliography: p. 271-279
Topics: Popular music, reference, world history, ethnomusicology
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-221) and index
Topics: Women, Love songs, Oral tradition, Folk literature, Somali
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Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index
Topics: Dance music, Highlife (Music)
Afropop Worldwide
by Barlow, Sean; Eyre, Banning; Vartoogian, Jack
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"A Saraband book"--Verso of t.p
Topics: Music, Musicians
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"Ce livre est accompagné d'un CD-Rom contenant de nombreuses photographies, des films, extraits musicaux et animations multimédias."--Page 4 of cover
Topics: Music, Popular music, Tsapiky, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ethnomusicology, Ethnomusicology,...
Afropop Worldwide
by Burkhalter, Thomas, 1973- author
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) , discography (pages 283-285) , and index
Topics: Music and globalization, Music and transnationalism, Popular music, Popular music, Music, Popular...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-251)
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Topic: Bambara (African people)
Afropop Worldwide
by Johnson, John William, 1942-; Johnson, John William, 1942- Heellooy, Heelleellooy
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Includes poems in Somali with English translations
Topics: Somali poetry, Somali poetry, Somali poetry
Afropop Worldwide
by McGowan, Chris, 1956-; Pessanha, Ricardo
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-204) and index
Topic: Popular music
Afropop Worldwide
by Collins, John, 1944-; Moore, S. (Sylvia)
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Includes index
Topics: Popular music, Folk music, Musicians
Afropop Worldwide
by Nketia, J. H. Kwabena
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"Selected discography": p. 247-249
Topic: Music
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-316) and index
Topics: Rap (Music), Rap musicians, Popular music, Hip-hop, Hip-hop, Popular music, Rap (Music), Rap...
Afropop Worldwide
by White, Bob W., 1965-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-285), discography (p. [287]-288), and index
Topics: Mobutu Sese Seko, 1930-1997, Popular music, Popular music, Music and state